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star this property date less than 2018-07-18more like thismore than 2018-07-18
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Department for International Trade more like this
star this property answering dept id 202 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name International Trade more like this
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star this property hansard heading Trade Agreements: Japan more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the recently signed pact on free trade agreed between the EU and Japan; and what assessment they have made of whether any future deal between the UK and Japan after Brexit would be (1) better than, (2) worse than, or (3) the same as this agreed deal. more like this
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Lord Jones of Cheltenham more like this
star this property uin HL9651 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-08-02more like thismore than 2018-08-02
star this property answer text <p>We welcome the recent signature of the EU-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA). The UK and Japan are natural allies for free trade, and last year total bilateral trade reached £28bn, a 14.8% increase from the previous year.</p><p>Last year, our Prime Ministers agreed to ‘elevate our security and prosperity partnership to the next level’ as the UK leaves the EU. As my Rt Hon Friend the Secretary of State for International Trade agreed with his counterparts during his recent trip to Japan, we will take this forward by using the current EU-Japan EPA as a basis for a new and stronger partnership.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Fairhead more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL9652 more like this
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less than 2018-08-02T12:33:24.523Zmore like thismore than 2018-08-02T12:33:24.523Z
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4690
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Fairhead more like this
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248
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Jones of Cheltenham more like this
944414
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-07-18more like thismore than 2018-07-18
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Department for International Trade more like this
star this property answering dept id 202 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name International Trade more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Trade remove filter
star this property hansard heading Trade Agreements: Japan more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to negotiate a new trade deal with Japan after Brexit; and if so, how long they anticipate such negotiations would take. more like this
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Lord Jones of Cheltenham more like this
star this property uin HL9652 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-08-02more like thismore than 2018-08-02
star this property answer text <p>We welcome the recent signature of the EU-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA). The UK and Japan are natural allies for free trade, and last year total bilateral trade reached £28bn, a 14.8% increase from the previous year.</p><p>Last year, our Prime Ministers agreed to ‘elevate our security and prosperity partnership to the next level’ as the UK leaves the EU. As my Rt Hon Friend the Secretary of State for International Trade agreed with his counterparts during his recent trip to Japan, we will take this forward by using the current EU-Japan EPA as a basis for a new and stronger partnership.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Fairhead more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL9651 more like this
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less than 2018-08-02T12:33:24.587Zmore like thismore than 2018-08-02T12:33:24.587Z
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4690
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Fairhead more like this
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248
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Jones of Cheltenham more like this
944408
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-07-18more like thismore than 2018-07-18
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Department for International Trade more like this
star this property answering dept id 202 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name International Trade more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Trade remove filter
star this property hansard heading Trade Agreements more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what progress they have made on new trade deals with (1) Mexico, (2) Ethiopia, (3) the Philippines, (4) Egypt, and (5) Vietnam; how many visits to those countries have been made since 23 June 2016 by ministers and officials of the Department for International Trade; and what was the total cost of such visits. more like this
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Lord Jones of Cheltenham more like this
star this property uin HL9647 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-08-02more like thismore than 2018-08-02
star this property answer text <p>The United Kingdom cannot negotiate its own trade agreements while it is still a member of the European Union. The UK remains committed to supporting ongoing EU negotiations with third countries and will remain a strong advocate for free trade.</p><p> </p><p>As the UK leaves the EU, the Government is seeking to ensure continuity for our existing EU trade agreements, including those with: Algeria, Colombia, Egypt, Mexico, South Africa (as part of the <em>Southern African Development Community</em> Economic Partnership Agreement), South Korea and Ukraine, as well as with Vietnam once the EU-Vietnam free trade agreement has been ratified.</p><p> </p><p>The UK continues to support the implementation of the EU Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) with the East Africa Community (EAC), including Kenya. If all EAC partners find a way to sign the EPA, the UK will also seek to replicate the effects of this agreement before we leave the EU.</p><p> </p><p>The Government is talking with a range of key trade partners to explore the best ways of delivering our priorities for our trade and investment relationships. These include working groups with Colombia, Mexico, South Korea and Turkey, and commercial dialogues with Argentina and Thailand.</p><p> </p><p>We have introduced legislation which enables the UK to put in place a trade preference scheme for developing countries which will, as a minimum, provide the same level of access as the EU’s scheme. Ethiopia, the Philippines, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Burma, Tanzania and Uganda are currently beneficiaries of the EU scheme.</p><p> </p><p>The Department for International Trade (DIT) is working with all the listed countries on promoting trade and investment relationships, including through our overseas network of embassies and High Commissions. The number of visits to these countries by Ministers from DIT are given in the tables below. DIT’s Permanent Secretary (Antonia Romeo) and Second Permanent Secretary (Crawford Falconer) have not visited these countries in the period specified. Visits to these countries by other DIT officials is not recorded centrally.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Country</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Total visits</strong> (23 June 2016 – present)</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Mexico</p></td><td><p>3</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Ethiopia</p></td><td><p>1</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Philippines</p></td><td><p>1</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Egypt</p></td><td><p>1</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Vietnam</p></td><td><p>2</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>DRC</p></td><td><p>0</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Iran</p></td><td><p>0</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Turkey</p></td><td><p>3</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Thailand</p></td><td><p>3</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Burma</p></td><td><p>1</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>South Africa</p></td><td><p>3</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Tanzania</p></td><td><p>0</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>South Korea</p></td><td><p>3</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Colombia</p></td><td><p>2</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Kenya</p></td><td><p>1</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>Argentina</p></td><td><p>2</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Ukraine</p></td><td><p>0</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Algeria</p></td><td><p>0</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Uganda</p></td><td><p>1</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Iraq</p></td><td><p>0</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>Details of expenditure for DIT Ministerial travel overseas is published on the Gov.uk website on a quarterly basis: <a href="http://www.gov.uk/government/publications/dit-ministers-meetings-hospitality-gifts-and-overseas-travel-january-to-march-2018" target="_blank">www.gov.uk/government/publications/dit-ministers-meetings-hospitality-gifts-and-overseas-travel-january-to-march-2018</a>.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Fairhead more like this
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HL9648 more like this
HL9649 more like this
HL9650 more like this
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less than 2018-08-02T12:03:57.893Zmore like thismore than 2018-08-02T12:03:57.893Z
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4690
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Fairhead more like this
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248
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Jones of Cheltenham more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-07-18more like thismore than 2018-07-18
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Department for International Trade more like this
star this property answering dept id 202 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name International Trade more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Trade remove filter
star this property hansard heading Trade Agreements more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what progress they have made on new trade deals with (1) the Democratic Republic of Congo, (2) Iran, (3) Turkey, (4) Thailand, and (5) Burma; how many visits to those countries have been made since 23 June 2016 by ministers and officials of the Department for International Trade; and what was the total cost of such visits. more like this
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Lord Jones of Cheltenham more like this
star this property uin HL9648 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-08-02more like thismore than 2018-08-02
star this property answer text <p>The United Kingdom cannot negotiate its own trade agreements while it is still a member of the European Union. The UK remains committed to supporting ongoing EU negotiations with third countries and will remain a strong advocate for free trade.</p><p> </p><p>As the UK leaves the EU, the Government is seeking to ensure continuity for our existing EU trade agreements, including those with: Algeria, Colombia, Egypt, Mexico, South Africa (as part of the <em>Southern African Development Community</em> Economic Partnership Agreement), South Korea and Ukraine, as well as with Vietnam once the EU-Vietnam free trade agreement has been ratified.</p><p> </p><p>The UK continues to support the implementation of the EU Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) with the East Africa Community (EAC), including Kenya. If all EAC partners find a way to sign the EPA, the UK will also seek to replicate the effects of this agreement before we leave the EU.</p><p> </p><p>The Government is talking with a range of key trade partners to explore the best ways of delivering our priorities for our trade and investment relationships. These include working groups with Colombia, Mexico, South Korea and Turkey, and commercial dialogues with Argentina and Thailand.</p><p> </p><p>We have introduced legislation which enables the UK to put in place a trade preference scheme for developing countries which will, as a minimum, provide the same level of access as the EU’s scheme. Ethiopia, the Philippines, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Burma, Tanzania and Uganda are currently beneficiaries of the EU scheme.</p><p> </p><p>The Department for International Trade (DIT) is working with all the listed countries on promoting trade and investment relationships, including through our overseas network of embassies and High Commissions. The number of visits to these countries by Ministers from DIT are given in the tables below. DIT’s Permanent Secretary (Antonia Romeo) and Second Permanent Secretary (Crawford Falconer) have not visited these countries in the period specified. Visits to these countries by other DIT officials is not recorded centrally.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Country</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Total visits</strong> (23 June 2016 – present)</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Mexico</p></td><td><p>3</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Ethiopia</p></td><td><p>1</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Philippines</p></td><td><p>1</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Egypt</p></td><td><p>1</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Vietnam</p></td><td><p>2</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>DRC</p></td><td><p>0</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Iran</p></td><td><p>0</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Turkey</p></td><td><p>3</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Thailand</p></td><td><p>3</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Burma</p></td><td><p>1</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>South Africa</p></td><td><p>3</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Tanzania</p></td><td><p>0</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>South Korea</p></td><td><p>3</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Colombia</p></td><td><p>2</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Kenya</p></td><td><p>1</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>Argentina</p></td><td><p>2</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Ukraine</p></td><td><p>0</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Algeria</p></td><td><p>0</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Uganda</p></td><td><p>1</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Iraq</p></td><td><p>0</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>Details of expenditure for DIT Ministerial travel overseas is published on the Gov.uk website on a quarterly basis: <a href="http://www.gov.uk/government/publications/dit-ministers-meetings-hospitality-gifts-and-overseas-travel-january-to-march-2018" target="_blank">www.gov.uk/government/publications/dit-ministers-meetings-hospitality-gifts-and-overseas-travel-january-to-march-2018</a>.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Fairhead more like this
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HL9647 more like this
HL9649 more like this
HL9650 more like this
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less than 2018-08-02T12:03:58.707Zmore like thismore than 2018-08-02T12:03:58.707Z
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4690
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248
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Jones of Cheltenham more like this
944410
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-07-18more like thismore than 2018-07-18
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Department for International Trade more like this
star this property answering dept id 202 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name International Trade more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Trade remove filter
star this property hansard heading Trade Agreements more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what progress they have made on new trade deals with (1) South Africa, (2) Tanzania, (3) South Korea, (4) Colombia, and (5) Kenya; how many visits to those countries have been made since 23 June 2016 by ministers and officials of the Department for International Trade; and what was the total cost of such visits. more like this
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Lord Jones of Cheltenham more like this
star this property uin HL9649 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-08-02more like thismore than 2018-08-02
star this property answer text <p>The United Kingdom cannot negotiate its own trade agreements while it is still a member of the European Union. The UK remains committed to supporting ongoing EU negotiations with third countries and will remain a strong advocate for free trade.</p><p> </p><p>As the UK leaves the EU, the Government is seeking to ensure continuity for our existing EU trade agreements, including those with: Algeria, Colombia, Egypt, Mexico, South Africa (as part of the <em>Southern African Development Community</em> Economic Partnership Agreement), South Korea and Ukraine, as well as with Vietnam once the EU-Vietnam free trade agreement has been ratified.</p><p> </p><p>The UK continues to support the implementation of the EU Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) with the East Africa Community (EAC), including Kenya. If all EAC partners find a way to sign the EPA, the UK will also seek to replicate the effects of this agreement before we leave the EU.</p><p> </p><p>The Government is talking with a range of key trade partners to explore the best ways of delivering our priorities for our trade and investment relationships. These include working groups with Colombia, Mexico, South Korea and Turkey, and commercial dialogues with Argentina and Thailand.</p><p> </p><p>We have introduced legislation which enables the UK to put in place a trade preference scheme for developing countries which will, as a minimum, provide the same level of access as the EU’s scheme. Ethiopia, the Philippines, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Burma, Tanzania and Uganda are currently beneficiaries of the EU scheme.</p><p> </p><p>The Department for International Trade (DIT) is working with all the listed countries on promoting trade and investment relationships, including through our overseas network of embassies and High Commissions. The number of visits to these countries by Ministers from DIT are given in the tables below. DIT’s Permanent Secretary (Antonia Romeo) and Second Permanent Secretary (Crawford Falconer) have not visited these countries in the period specified. Visits to these countries by other DIT officials is not recorded centrally.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Country</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Total visits</strong> (23 June 2016 – present)</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Mexico</p></td><td><p>3</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Ethiopia</p></td><td><p>1</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Philippines</p></td><td><p>1</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Egypt</p></td><td><p>1</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Vietnam</p></td><td><p>2</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>DRC</p></td><td><p>0</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Iran</p></td><td><p>0</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Turkey</p></td><td><p>3</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Thailand</p></td><td><p>3</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Burma</p></td><td><p>1</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>South Africa</p></td><td><p>3</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Tanzania</p></td><td><p>0</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>South Korea</p></td><td><p>3</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Colombia</p></td><td><p>2</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Kenya</p></td><td><p>1</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>Argentina</p></td><td><p>2</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Ukraine</p></td><td><p>0</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Algeria</p></td><td><p>0</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Uganda</p></td><td><p>1</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Iraq</p></td><td><p>0</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>Details of expenditure for DIT Ministerial travel overseas is published on the Gov.uk website on a quarterly basis: <a href="http://www.gov.uk/government/publications/dit-ministers-meetings-hospitality-gifts-and-overseas-travel-january-to-march-2018" target="_blank">www.gov.uk/government/publications/dit-ministers-meetings-hospitality-gifts-and-overseas-travel-january-to-march-2018</a>.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Fairhead more like this
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HL9647 more like this
HL9648 more like this
HL9650 more like this
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less than 2018-08-02T12:03:58.787Zmore like thismore than 2018-08-02T12:03:58.787Z
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4690
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Fairhead more like this
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248
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Jones of Cheltenham more like this
944411
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star this property date less than 2018-07-18more like thismore than 2018-07-18
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Department for International Trade more like this
star this property answering dept id 202 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name International Trade more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Trade remove filter
star this property hansard heading Trade Agreements more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what progress they have made on new trade deals with (1) Argentina, (2) Ukraine, (3) Algeria, (4) Uganda, and (5) Iraq; how many visits to those countries have been made since 23 June 2016 by ministers and officials of the Department for International Trade; and what was the total cost of such visits. more like this
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Lord Jones of Cheltenham more like this
star this property uin HL9650 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-08-02more like thismore than 2018-08-02
star this property answer text <p>The United Kingdom cannot negotiate its own trade agreements while it is still a member of the European Union. The UK remains committed to supporting ongoing EU negotiations with third countries and will remain a strong advocate for free trade.</p><p> </p><p>As the UK leaves the EU, the Government is seeking to ensure continuity for our existing EU trade agreements, including those with: Algeria, Colombia, Egypt, Mexico, South Africa (as part of the <em>Southern African Development Community</em> Economic Partnership Agreement), South Korea and Ukraine, as well as with Vietnam once the EU-Vietnam free trade agreement has been ratified.</p><p> </p><p>The UK continues to support the implementation of the EU Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) with the East Africa Community (EAC), including Kenya. If all EAC partners find a way to sign the EPA, the UK will also seek to replicate the effects of this agreement before we leave the EU.</p><p> </p><p>The Government is talking with a range of key trade partners to explore the best ways of delivering our priorities for our trade and investment relationships. These include working groups with Colombia, Mexico, South Korea and Turkey, and commercial dialogues with Argentina and Thailand.</p><p> </p><p>We have introduced legislation which enables the UK to put in place a trade preference scheme for developing countries which will, as a minimum, provide the same level of access as the EU’s scheme. Ethiopia, the Philippines, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Burma, Tanzania and Uganda are currently beneficiaries of the EU scheme.</p><p> </p><p>The Department for International Trade (DIT) is working with all the listed countries on promoting trade and investment relationships, including through our overseas network of embassies and High Commissions. The number of visits to these countries by Ministers from DIT are given in the tables below. DIT’s Permanent Secretary (Antonia Romeo) and Second Permanent Secretary (Crawford Falconer) have not visited these countries in the period specified. Visits to these countries by other DIT officials is not recorded centrally.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Country</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Total visits</strong> (23 June 2016 – present)</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Mexico</p></td><td><p>3</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Ethiopia</p></td><td><p>1</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Philippines</p></td><td><p>1</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Egypt</p></td><td><p>1</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Vietnam</p></td><td><p>2</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>DRC</p></td><td><p>0</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Iran</p></td><td><p>0</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Turkey</p></td><td><p>3</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Thailand</p></td><td><p>3</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Burma</p></td><td><p>1</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>South Africa</p></td><td><p>3</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Tanzania</p></td><td><p>0</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>South Korea</p></td><td><p>3</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Colombia</p></td><td><p>2</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Kenya</p></td><td><p>1</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>Argentina</p></td><td><p>2</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Ukraine</p></td><td><p>0</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Algeria</p></td><td><p>0</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Uganda</p></td><td><p>1</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Iraq</p></td><td><p>0</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>Details of expenditure for DIT Ministerial travel overseas is published on the Gov.uk website on a quarterly basis: <a href="http://www.gov.uk/government/publications/dit-ministers-meetings-hospitality-gifts-and-overseas-travel-january-to-march-2018" target="_blank">www.gov.uk/government/publications/dit-ministers-meetings-hospitality-gifts-and-overseas-travel-january-to-march-2018</a>.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Fairhead more like this
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HL9647 more like this
HL9648 more like this
HL9649 more like this
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less than 2018-08-02T12:03:58.863Zmore like thismore than 2018-08-02T12:03:58.863Z
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star this property date less than 2018-04-23more like thismore than 2018-04-23
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Department for International Trade more like this
star this property answering dept id 202 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name International Trade more like this
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star this property hansard heading Trade Agreements: Asia more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the likely impact on the UK's ability to strike free trade agreements with Japan and Singapore, of the recent free trade agreements the EU has agreed with those countries. more like this
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Lord Allen of Kensington more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-05-08more like thismore than 2018-05-08
star this property answer text <p>As we leave the EU, we are seeking continuity in our current trade arrangements in order to avoid any disruption and to provide certainty for businesses and individuals.</p><p>The UK has long-supported progress towards the EU-Singapore Free Trade Agreement and EU-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA), as one of their strongest advocates.</p><p>The Prime Minister has agreed with Prime Minister Abe of Japan that we will work quickly to establish a new economic partnership between Japan and the UK based on the final terms of the EPA, and has agreed with Singapore’s Prime Minister Lee that, when ratified, the EU-Singapore Free Trade Agreement would be a good baseline for future bilateral trade relations. The Department for International Trade is continuing discussions with both Japan and Singapore through our Trade and Investment Working Groups to ensure continuity and certainty of these trade agreements and to develop new ambitious bilateral economic relationships once the UK has exited the EU.</p><p>Whilst we remain a member of the EU, discussions we have about trade are limited by our obligations under the Common Commercial Policy and our duty of sincere co-operation.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Fairhead more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL7139 more like this
star this property question first answered
less than 2018-05-08T16:37:28.843Zmore like thismore than 2018-05-08T16:37:28.843Z
unstar this property answering member
4690
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Fairhead more like this
star this property tabling member
4304
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Allen of Kensington more like this
889807
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-04-23more like thismore than 2018-04-23
star this property answering body
Department for International Trade more like this
star this property answering dept id 202 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name International Trade more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Trade remove filter
star this property hansard heading Trade Agreements: Asia more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
star this property legislature
25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what progress they have made in trade talks with Japan and Singapore; and at what level those talks are taking place. more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Lord Allen of Kensington more like this
star this property uin HL7139 more like this
star this property answer
answer
star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-05-08more like thismore than 2018-05-08
star this property answer text <p>As we leave the EU, we are seeking continuity in our current trade arrangements in order to avoid any disruption and to provide certainty for businesses and individuals.</p><p>The UK has long-supported progress towards the EU-Singapore Free Trade Agreement and EU-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA), as one of their strongest advocates.</p><p>The Prime Minister has agreed with Prime Minister Abe of Japan that we will work quickly to establish a new economic partnership between Japan and the UK based on the final terms of the EPA, and has agreed with Singapore’s Prime Minister Lee that, when ratified, the EU-Singapore Free Trade Agreement would be a good baseline for future bilateral trade relations. The Department for International Trade is continuing discussions with both Japan and Singapore through our Trade and Investment Working Groups to ensure continuity and certainty of these trade agreements and to develop new ambitious bilateral economic relationships once the UK has exited the EU.</p><p>Whilst we remain a member of the EU, discussions we have about trade are limited by our obligations under the Common Commercial Policy and our duty of sincere co-operation.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Fairhead more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL7138 more like this
star this property question first answered
less than 2018-05-08T16:37:28.937Zmore like thismore than 2018-05-08T16:37:28.937Z
unstar this property answering member
4690
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Fairhead more like this
star this property tabling member
4304
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Allen of Kensington more like this
889804
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-04-23more like thismore than 2018-04-23
star this property answering body
Department for International Trade more like this
star this property answering dept id 202 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name International Trade more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Trade remove filter
star this property hansard heading Trade Agreements: Mexico more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
star this property legislature
25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the likely impact on the UK's ability to strike a free trade agreement with Mexico, of the recent free trade agreements that the EU has agreed with that country. more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Lord Allen of Kensington more like this
star this property uin HL7136 more like this
star this property answer
answer
star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-05-08more like thismore than 2018-05-08
star this property answer text <p>As we leave the EU, we are seeking continuity in our current trade arrangements in order to avoid any disruption and to provide certainty for businesses and individuals. To date, meetings have been held at ministerial and official level aimed at delivering this objective.</p><p> </p><p>None of the partner countries, including Mexico, with whom we have held discussions, have any interest in disrupting trade flows.</p><p> </p><p>Once trade continuity is secured, we will look to strengthen our trade and investment relationships with key partners, including Mexico.</p><p> </p><p>Whilst we remain a member of the EU, discussions we have about trade are limited by our obligations under the Common Commercial Policy and our duty of sincere co-operation.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Fairhead more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL7137 more like this
star this property question first answered
less than 2018-05-08T16:38:08.533Zmore like thismore than 2018-05-08T16:38:08.533Z
unstar this property answering member
4690
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Fairhead more like this
star this property tabling member
4304
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Allen of Kensington more like this
889805
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-04-23more like thismore than 2018-04-23
star this property answering body
Department for International Trade more like this
star this property answering dept id 202 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name International Trade more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Trade remove filter
star this property hansard heading Trade Agreements: Mexico more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
star this property legislature
25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what progress they have made in trade talks with Mexico; and at what level those talks are taking place. more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Lord Allen of Kensington more like this
star this property uin HL7137 more like this
star this property answer
answer
star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-05-08more like thismore than 2018-05-08
star this property answer text <p>As we leave the EU, we are seeking continuity in our current trade arrangements in order to avoid any disruption and to provide certainty for businesses and individuals. To date, meetings have been held at ministerial and official level aimed at delivering this objective.</p><p> </p><p>None of the partner countries, including Mexico, with whom we have held discussions, have any interest in disrupting trade flows.</p><p> </p><p>Once trade continuity is secured, we will look to strengthen our trade and investment relationships with key partners, including Mexico.</p><p> </p><p>Whilst we remain a member of the EU, discussions we have about trade are limited by our obligations under the Common Commercial Policy and our duty of sincere co-operation.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Fairhead more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL7136 more like this
star this property question first answered
less than 2018-05-08T16:38:08.6Zmore like thismore than 2018-05-08T16:38:08.6Z
unstar this property answering member
4690
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Fairhead more like this
star this property tabling member
4304
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Allen of Kensington more like this
870280
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-03-23more like thismore than 2018-03-23
star this property answering body
Department for International Trade more like this
star this property answering dept id 202 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name International Trade more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Trade remove filter
star this property hansard heading Trade Barriers more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
star this property legislature
25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the position the UK would take in the event of a global trade war; and in particular, with which country or countries the intend to ally the UK to maintain the current rules-based international trading system. more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Viscount Waverley more like this
star this property uin HL6614 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-04-10more like thismore than 2018-04-10
star this property answer text <p>The UK fully supports the global rules-based trade system, open and free trade, and measures to tackle unfair trade where necessary. We maintain our position that multilateral action and a balanced, proportionate, WTO compliant approach remain the best ways of resolving issues within international trade without the need for escalation.</p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Fairhead more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL6616 more like this
star this property question first answered
less than 2018-04-10T13:21:58.183Zmore like thismore than 2018-04-10T13:21:58.183Z
unstar this property answering member
4690
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Fairhead more like this
star this property tabling member
1744
unstar this property label Biography information for Viscount Waverley more like this
870282
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-03-23more like thismore than 2018-03-23
star this property answering body
Department for International Trade more like this
star this property answering dept id 202 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name International Trade more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Trade remove filter
star this property hansard heading Trade Barriers more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
star this property legislature
25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking, if any, to avert a global trade war. more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Viscount Waverley more like this
star this property uin HL6616 more like this
star this property answer
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-04-10more like thismore than 2018-04-10
star this property answer text <p>The UK fully supports the global rules-based trade system, open and free trade, and measures to tackle unfair trade where necessary. We maintain our position that multilateral action and a balanced, proportionate, WTO compliant approach remain the best ways of resolving issues within international trade without the need for escalation.</p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Fairhead more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL6614 more like this
star this property question first answered
less than 2018-04-10T13:21:58.263Zmore like thismore than 2018-04-10T13:21:58.263Z
unstar this property answering member
4690
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Fairhead more like this
star this property tabling member
1744
unstar this property label Biography information for Viscount Waverley more like this
846806
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-02-22more like thismore than 2018-02-22
star this property answering body
Department for International Trade more like this
star this property answering dept id 202 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name International Trade more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Trade remove filter
star this property hansard heading Overseas Trade: USA more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
star this property legislature
25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they are being lobbied in respect of any future UK–US trade deal. more like this
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Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe more like this
star this property uin HL5768 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-03-08more like thismore than 2018-03-08
star this property answer text <p>As outlined in the Trade White Paper, ‘Preparing for our Future UK Trade Policy’, the UK is committed to a transparent approach to international trade. We have invited views on the UK’s approach to future trade agreements, including our future trade relationship with the US, and engagement with stakeholders is ongoing as they continue to feed into our policy development.</p><p> </p><p>The Government has been clear that protecting the NHS is of the utmost importance. Nothing in our future trade agreements, including with the US, will prevent the UK from regulating in the pursuit of legitimate public policy objectives such as the NHS. As we leave the EU, the UK will continue to ensure that rigorous protections for the NHS are included in all trade agreements it is party to.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Fairhead more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
HL5769 more like this
HL5770 more like this
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less than 2018-03-08T17:47:40.257Zmore like thismore than 2018-03-08T17:47:40.257Z
unstar this property answering member
4690
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Fairhead more like this
star this property tabling member
3335
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe more like this
846807
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-02-22more like thismore than 2018-02-22
star this property answering body
Department for International Trade more like this
star this property answering dept id 202 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name International Trade more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Trade remove filter
star this property hansard heading Overseas Trade: USA more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
star this property legislature
25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government, with regard to lobbying in relation to any future UK–US trade deal, whether they will disclose (1) the names of all those lobbying Her Majesty's Government, (2) the form and timing of such lobbying, and (3) the subjects covered by those lobbyists. more like this
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Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe more like this
star this property uin HL5769 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-03-08more like thismore than 2018-03-08
star this property answer text <p>As outlined in the Trade White Paper, ‘Preparing for our Future UK Trade Policy’, the UK is committed to a transparent approach to international trade. We have invited views on the UK’s approach to future trade agreements, including our future trade relationship with the US, and engagement with stakeholders is ongoing as they continue to feed into our policy development.</p><p> </p><p>The Government has been clear that protecting the NHS is of the utmost importance. Nothing in our future trade agreements, including with the US, will prevent the UK from regulating in the pursuit of legitimate public policy objectives such as the NHS. As we leave the EU, the UK will continue to ensure that rigorous protections for the NHS are included in all trade agreements it is party to.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Fairhead more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
HL5768 more like this
HL5770 more like this
star this property question first answered
less than 2018-03-08T17:47:40.317Zmore like thismore than 2018-03-08T17:47:40.317Z
unstar this property answering member
4690
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Fairhead more like this
star this property tabling member
3335
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe more like this
846808
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-02-22more like thismore than 2018-02-22
star this property answering body
Department for International Trade more like this
star this property answering dept id 202 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name International Trade more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Trade remove filter
star this property hansard heading Overseas Trade: USA more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
star this property legislature
25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have been subject to lobbying to open the NHS market to United States firms as part of any future UK–US trade deals. more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe more like this
star this property uin HL5770 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-03-08more like thismore than 2018-03-08
star this property answer text <p>As outlined in the Trade White Paper, ‘Preparing for our Future UK Trade Policy’, the UK is committed to a transparent approach to international trade. We have invited views on the UK’s approach to future trade agreements, including our future trade relationship with the US, and engagement with stakeholders is ongoing as they continue to feed into our policy development.</p><p> </p><p>The Government has been clear that protecting the NHS is of the utmost importance. Nothing in our future trade agreements, including with the US, will prevent the UK from regulating in the pursuit of legitimate public policy objectives such as the NHS. As we leave the EU, the UK will continue to ensure that rigorous protections for the NHS are included in all trade agreements it is party to.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Fairhead more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
HL5768 more like this
HL5769 more like this
star this property question first answered
less than 2018-03-08T17:47:40.367Zmore like thismore than 2018-03-08T17:47:40.367Z
unstar this property answering member
4690
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Fairhead more like this
star this property tabling member
3335
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe more like this
731021
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-06-21more like thismore than 2017-06-21
star this property answering body
Department for International Trade more like this
star this property answering dept id 202 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name International Trade more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Trade remove filter
star this property house id 2 more like this
star this property legislature
25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text Her Majesty's Government what progress has been made in drafting UK-specific World Trade Organisation members' schedules for (1) members' goods schedules setting out upper limits for tariffs and detailing tariff rate quotas, and (2) members' services schedules setting out specific sectoral commitments and reservations more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Lord Allen of Kensington more like this
star this property uin HL32 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2017-07-05more like thismore than 2017-07-05
star this property answer text <p>The Government is preparing UK-specific WTO schedules which, as far as possible, will not alter the scope of UK market access obligations either in goods or services. This includes the market access currently enjoyed by trading partners under tariff rate quotas. The schedules will be circulated to the WTO membership, as the UK leaves the European Union. Following circulation if no objection has been raised within 3 months for goods and 45 days for services, the schedules will be certified. If an objection is raised the schedules will still come into effect but remain uncertified while we resolve it. An uncertified schedule does not stop a WTO member from trading with other countries or from negotiating Free Trade Agreements. The EU has traded without problem for many years whilst waiting for revised schedules to be certified.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Price more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
HL33 more like this
HL35 more like this
star this property question first answered
less than 2017-07-05T14:54:07.333Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-05T14:54:07.333Z
unstar this property answering member
4570
star this property label Biography information for Lord Price more like this
star this property tabling member
4304
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Allen of Kensington more like this
731023
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-06-21more like thismore than 2017-06-21
star this property answering body
Department for International Trade more like this
star this property answering dept id 202 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name International Trade more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Trade remove filter
star this property house id 2 more like this
star this property legislature
25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text Her Majesty's Government over what period of time they expect World Trade Organisation (WTO) members to (1) verify, and (2) certify, UK WTO members' schedules more like this
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Lord Allen of Kensington more like this
star this property uin HL33 more like this
star this property answer
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2017-07-05more like thismore than 2017-07-05
star this property answer text <p>The Government is preparing UK-specific WTO schedules which, as far as possible, will not alter the scope of UK market access obligations either in goods or services. This includes the market access currently enjoyed by trading partners under tariff rate quotas. The schedules will be circulated to the WTO membership, as the UK leaves the European Union. Following circulation if no objection has been raised within 3 months for goods and 45 days for services, the schedules will be certified. If an objection is raised the schedules will still come into effect but remain uncertified while we resolve it. An uncertified schedule does not stop a WTO member from trading with other countries or from negotiating Free Trade Agreements. The EU has traded without problem for many years whilst waiting for revised schedules to be certified.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Price more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
HL32 more like this
HL35 more like this
star this property question first answered
less than 2017-07-05T14:54:07.397Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-05T14:54:07.397Z
unstar this property answering member
4570
star this property label Biography information for Lord Price more like this
star this property tabling member
4304
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Allen of Kensington more like this
731026
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-06-21more like thismore than 2017-06-21
star this property answering body
Department for International Trade more like this
star this property answering dept id 202 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name International Trade more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Trade remove filter
star this property house id 2 more like this
star this property legislature
25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to offer quotas to countries that currently benefit from the 87 EU Tariff Rate Quotas; and if so, for each quota, whether they expect it to be larger or smaller than at present more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Lord Allen of Kensington more like this
star this property uin HL35 more like this
star this property answer
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2017-07-05more like thismore than 2017-07-05
star this property answer text <p>The Government is preparing UK-specific WTO schedules which, as far as possible, will not alter the scope of UK market access obligations either in goods or services. This includes the market access currently enjoyed by trading partners under tariff rate quotas. The schedules will be circulated to the WTO membership, as the UK leaves the European Union. Following circulation if no objection has been raised within 3 months for goods and 45 days for services, the schedules will be certified. If an objection is raised the schedules will still come into effect but remain uncertified while we resolve it. An uncertified schedule does not stop a WTO member from trading with other countries or from negotiating Free Trade Agreements. The EU has traded without problem for many years whilst waiting for revised schedules to be certified.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Price more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
HL32 more like this
HL33 more like this
star this property question first answered
less than 2017-07-05T14:54:07.46Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-05T14:54:07.46Z
unstar this property answering member
4570
star this property label Biography information for Lord Price more like this
star this property tabling member
4304
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Allen of Kensington more like this
773029
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-10-18more like thismore than 2017-10-18
star this property answering body
Department for International Trade more like this
star this property answering dept id 202 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name International Trade more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Trade remove filter
star this property hansard heading Sichuan Guodong Construction Group: Sheffield more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
star this property legislature
25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the Sichuan Guodong Construction Group in relationship to the Sheffield City Council investment deal with that Group. more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Lord Scriven more like this
star this property uin HL2230 more like this
star this property answer
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2017-11-02more like thismore than 2017-11-02
star this property answer text <p>In 2015 UK Trade &amp; Investment (UKTI) considered the development track record and market capital of Sichuan Guodong Construction Group Corporation Limited, the parent company, and Sichuan Guodong Construction Ltd, a listed subsidiary company on the Shanghai Stock Exchange, in relation to their ability to make significant investments in Sheffield. This included a recommendation from the Ministry of Commerce of the People's Republic of China that Wang Chunming, chairman of both companies, was included in the business delegation alongside President Xi for his October 2015 State Visit to the UK.</p><p>This consideration of this group of companies was in conjunction with UKTI taking a role in supporting the relationship that had emerged between this group of companies and Sheffield City Council.</p><p>On 28<sup>th</sup> June 2016 a co-operation signing document was signed between Sichuan Guodong Construction Group Corporation Ltd (the parent company) and Sheffield City Council.</p><p>In 2015 UKTI did not identify undue risks when considering whether they should take a role in supporting the relationship that had emerged between the Sichuan Guodong group of companies and Sheffield City Council. Therefore no risks were identified to Sheffield City Council.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Fairhead more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL2231 more like this
star this property question first answered
less than 2017-11-02T16:10:28.253Zmore like thismore than 2017-11-02T16:10:28.253Z
unstar this property answering member
4690
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Fairhead more like this
star this property tabling member
4333
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Scriven more like this
773030
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-10-18more like thismore than 2017-10-18
star this property answering body
Department for International Trade more like this
star this property answering dept id 202 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name International Trade more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Trade remove filter
star this property hansard heading Sichuan Guodong Construction Group: Sheffield more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
star this property legislature
25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what risks they highlighted in their due diligence on the Sichuan Guodong Construction Group; and what information about those risks they then passed on to Sheffield City Council in the light of their investment deal with that Group. more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Lord Scriven more like this
star this property uin HL2231 more like this
star this property answer
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2017-11-02more like thismore than 2017-11-02
star this property answer text <p>In 2015 UK Trade &amp; Investment (UKTI) considered the development track record and market capital of Sichuan Guodong Construction Group Corporation Limited, the parent company, and Sichuan Guodong Construction Ltd, a listed subsidiary company on the Shanghai Stock Exchange, in relation to their ability to make significant investments in Sheffield. This included a recommendation from the Ministry of Commerce of the People's Republic of China that Wang Chunming, chairman of both companies, was included in the business delegation alongside President Xi for his October 2015 State Visit to the UK.</p><p>This consideration of this group of companies was in conjunction with UKTI taking a role in supporting the relationship that had emerged between this group of companies and Sheffield City Council.</p><p>On 28<sup>th</sup> June 2016 a co-operation signing document was signed between Sichuan Guodong Construction Group Corporation Ltd (the parent company) and Sheffield City Council.</p><p>In 2015 UKTI did not identify undue risks when considering whether they should take a role in supporting the relationship that had emerged between the Sichuan Guodong group of companies and Sheffield City Council. Therefore no risks were identified to Sheffield City Council.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Fairhead more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL2230 more like this
star this property question first answered
less than 2017-11-02T16:10:28.323Zmore like thismore than 2017-11-02T16:10:28.323Z
unstar this property answering member
4690
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Fairhead more like this
star this property tabling member
4333
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Scriven more like this
583905
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-09-15more like thismore than 2016-09-15
star this property answering body
Department for International Trade more like this
star this property answering dept id 202 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name International Trade more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Trade remove filter
star this property hansard heading Overseas Investment: Palestinians more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what encouragement they have given to UK investment in the Palestinian territories currently governed by the State of Israel. more like this
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Lord Empey more like this
star this property uin HL1954 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2016-09-29more like thismore than 2016-09-29
star this property answer text <p>The Government’s Palestinian Market Development Programme (PMDP) works with Palestinian companies to improve their competitiveness and ability to attract investment and create jobs. PMDP also supports the Palestinian Investment Promotion Agency (PIPA) to deliver better services to potential investors including UK investors. PIPA offers a package of incentives to investors.</p><p>PMDP provides technical assistance to support the Palestinian Ministry of National Economy to improve the environment for trade and investment, and is working on an initiative to encourage UK businesses to outsource business in the Occupied Palestinian Territories, especially in the IT outsourcing sector.</p><p>No specific assessment has been made of companies investing in the Occupied Palestinian Territories (OPTs), or those parts of the West Bank, known as ‘Area C’, under full Israeli security and administrative control.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Price more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL1956 more like this
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less than 2016-09-29T13:03:02.183Zmore like thismore than 2016-09-29T13:03:02.183Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Price more like this
star this property tabling member
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Empey more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-09-15more like thismore than 2016-09-15
star this property answering body
Department for International Trade more like this
star this property answering dept id 202 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name International Trade more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Trade remove filter
star this property hansard heading Overseas Investment: Palestinians more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
star this property legislature
25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of companies investing in projects located in the Palestinian territories currently governed by the State of Israel. more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Lord Empey more like this
star this property uin HL1956 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2016-09-29more like thismore than 2016-09-29
star this property answer text <p>The Government’s Palestinian Market Development Programme (PMDP) works with Palestinian companies to improve their competitiveness and ability to attract investment and create jobs. PMDP also supports the Palestinian Investment Promotion Agency (PIPA) to deliver better services to potential investors including UK investors. PIPA offers a package of incentives to investors.</p><p>PMDP provides technical assistance to support the Palestinian Ministry of National Economy to improve the environment for trade and investment, and is working on an initiative to encourage UK businesses to outsource business in the Occupied Palestinian Territories, especially in the IT outsourcing sector.</p><p>No specific assessment has been made of companies investing in the Occupied Palestinian Territories (OPTs), or those parts of the West Bank, known as ‘Area C’, under full Israeli security and administrative control.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Price more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL1954 more like this
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less than 2016-09-29T13:03:02.103Zmore like thismore than 2016-09-29T13:03:02.103Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Price more like this
star this property tabling member
4216
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Empey more like this
1136420
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-02more like thismore than 2019-07-02
star this property answering body
Department for International Trade more like this
star this property answering dept id 202 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name International Trade more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Trade remove filter
star this property hansard heading EU External Trade: Mercosur more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
star this property legislature
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the benefits of the EU–Mercosur trade agreement; and which commercial sectors in the UK are expected to benefit from this agreement. more like this
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Baroness Crawley more like this
star this property uin HL16870 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-08more like thismore than 2019-07-08
star this property answer text <p>The EU-Mercosur trade agreement reached political conclusion on 28 June 2019. This means that we have yet to receive the final text, which would be needed to assess the impacts of the final negotiated outcome, including which commercial sectors would benefit. This text is unlikely to be available for some time since the EU and Mercosur are still finalising the details of the agreement, which will then need to undergo legal review and official translation.</p><p>We welcome the news of political conclusion between the EU and Mercosur on a Free Trade Agreement. As a global champion of trade, the UK has been a strong advocate for these negotiations. The UK has longstanding positive bilateral relationships with individual Mercosur countries and we look forward to deepening our trading ties as we leave the EU. We will be working with our Mercosur partners to develop our future trade relationship in due course.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL16871 more like this
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less than 2019-07-08T16:22:47.843Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-08T16:22:47.843Z
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star this property label Biography information for Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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3386
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Crawley more like this
1136421
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-02more like thismore than 2019-07-02
star this property answering body
Department for International Trade more like this
star this property answering dept id 202 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name International Trade more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Trade remove filter
star this property hansard heading Trade Agreements: Mercosur more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
star this property legislature
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, to seek a trade agreement along similar lines to the EU–Mercosur trade agreement once the UK has departed the EU; if so, whether they have begun any such discussions with Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay and Uruguay; and when they expect any such negotiations to be concluded. more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Baroness Crawley more like this
star this property uin HL16871 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-08more like thismore than 2019-07-08
star this property answer text <p>The EU-Mercosur trade agreement reached political conclusion on 28 June 2019. This means that we have yet to receive the final text, which would be needed to assess the impacts of the final negotiated outcome, including which commercial sectors would benefit. This text is unlikely to be available for some time since the EU and Mercosur are still finalising the details of the agreement, which will then need to undergo legal review and official translation.</p><p>We welcome the news of political conclusion between the EU and Mercosur on a Free Trade Agreement. As a global champion of trade, the UK has been a strong advocate for these negotiations. The UK has longstanding positive bilateral relationships with individual Mercosur countries and we look forward to deepening our trading ties as we leave the EU. We will be working with our Mercosur partners to develop our future trade relationship in due course.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL16870 more like this
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less than 2019-07-08T16:22:47.907Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-08T16:22:47.907Z
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4169
star this property label Biography information for Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
star this property tabling member
3386
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Crawley more like this
1133824
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-20more like thismore than 2019-06-20
star this property answering body
Department for International Trade more like this
star this property answering dept id 202 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name International Trade more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Trade remove filter
star this property hansard heading Arms Trade: Saudi Arabia more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
star this property legislature
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government, following the High Court judgment on 20 June, whether they intend to suspend arms sales to Saudi Arabia immediately on humanitarian grounds. more like this
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Lord Truscott more like this
star this property uin HL16575 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-02more like thismore than 2019-07-02
star this property answer text <p>The Government disagrees with the Court of Appeal judgment and will be seeking permission to appeal. We are carefully considering the implications of the judgment for decision-making. While we do this, we will not grant any new licences for exports to Saudi Arabia and its coalition partners, which might be used in the conflict in Yemen.</p><p> </p><p>Arms sales data by region are published annually on GOV.UK.</p><p> </p><p>Additionally, information on export licences issued, refused and revoked, up to 31 December 2018, which includes values declared for Standard Individual Export Licences, is published on GOV.UK.</p><p> </p><p>It should be noted, that licences granted are not necessarily a measure of sales or exports shipped in a given period as they are valid for between two and five years. Licensing data only provides a partial indication of sales as exporters only declare export values for a subsection of licences (Standard Individual Export Licences). Some licences expire before they are used and, in these circumstances, exporters must submit a further application, which can result in an element of double counting.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL16577 more like this
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less than 2019-07-02T13:19:32.697Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-02T13:19:32.697Z
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star this property label Biography information for Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Truscott